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9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Saxons Training Facilities Level 6, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne

All VCE Italian teachers

$299 + GST

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The new VCE study design for Italian – looking forward to the exams

In this workshop, following a snappy review of recent work on what is successful in language programs, we will examine in detail the new specifications for the oral and written examinations. A key component of the new study design is the so-called fifth macroskill of viewing which features in the written exam. Together, we will look at how to tackle this during school-based assessment as a preparation for the written examination. We will also explore how the changes to the oral exam will impact your program and consider strategies to deal with this during the year. Finally, this will be a valuable opportunity to share examples of current work in a network of supportive collegiality.


Presented by Critical Agendas

Matt Absalom

Matt Absalom has been teaching Italian for over 25 years. He is a university lecturer and researcher, author of secondary school textbooks of Italian, and an advocate of languages education. He is an accomplished public speaker and dynamic workshop facilitator and has worked with teachers of Italian and languages around Australia and internationally in numerous contexts for the past 20 years. As a language teacher himself, Matt spans both the theoretical and practical in his own work and will provide you with a wealth of ideas and materials to apply in your teaching practice.

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